RE: Request for Return of Tenancy Deposit -
The above property was vacated on 12th April 2018 and as requested, all keys have been returned.
All of the tenant obligations in relation to this property have been fulfilled. In particular, no damage beyond normal wear and tear for a property of its age and condition has been caused to the property and there is no outstanding rent. The rent was actually still paid another week in advance on the date the property was vacated. Your firm has invoiced the tenant with a bill for water services on behalf of the owner. Payment had not been made due to loss of employment income. Employment and employment opportunities were lost as a consequence of living in the property which has a serious and structural mould infestation. It has come to my attention that your company has been aware of this mould infestation and leased the property to me without concerns for my health or wellbeing. Since vacating the property and informing your staff of the issue your firm have recklessly put the property back on the market to find another unsuspecting tenant. You have not given any warning that the property would be particularly damaging to people with respiratory conditions such as asthma, people with compromised immune systems such as those undergoing cancer treatment or people struggling with personal wellbeing and mental health issues, or anyone that is concerned about their physical appearance.
If you disagree with the above, you are welcome to approach the owner about making the property at 9 Colstoun rd your own personal residence for as long as it takes to disprove these claims. Before doing so you may wish to read the attached peer reviewed scientific manuscript entitled: “Gene expression of indoor fungal communities under damp building conditions: implications for human health” Consequently, it is requested that the entire deposit of $1,000 now be returned. Please make arrangements through the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety "BondsOnline" system, within 14 working days, for the deposit to be returned.
Without limiting or altering any tenant rights in relation the payment of the deposit, if you do not respond within 14 working days, it will be assumed that you intend to claim some or all of the deposit. Any such claim by you will be disputed.